# Computer Science Admissions Statistics for 2020 entry

Dear Downing College, Cambridge,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I kindly request you to release the following information for the 2019-2020 UCAS application cycle (2020 entry):

For each Computer Science (G400) applicant:

1. Number of A*s at GCSE

2. A-level subjects and predicted grades

3. Scores achieved at interview (1-10)

4. Score in Paper 1, Paper 2, and the overall score in the CTMUA

5. Number of contextual flags met

6. Whether Downing College made an offer (y/n)

7. If the offer was not made, whether the candidate was pooled (y/n)

8. If the candidate was pooled, whether they were made an offer by another college (y/n)

Yours faithfully,

Jack Z

Dear Jack,

Thank you for your FoI request to Downing College concerning Computer

Science Admissions Statistics for 2020 entry. There were 57 applications

and Downing made two offers. Due to personal data concerns in reporting

small numbers for our offer holders, please see the following answers.

1. Of the 44 applicants who sat GCSE’s, numbers for A* are as follows:

Number of applicants (44) Number of A* GCSE

2 1

3 2

1 3

3 4

2 5

5 6

5 7

5 8

7 9

7 10

3 11

1 12

2. A-Level predicted grades for 44 applicants:

2. Predicted grades and subjects studied

Biology = A* Physics = A* Mathematics = A* Further Mathematics = A

Computer Science = A Further Mathematics B (MEI) = A* Mathematics B (MEI)

= A* Physics = A*

Computer Science = A Mathematics = A Further Mathematics = A Physics B

(Advancing Physics) = A

Computer Science = A Mathematics = A Psychology = A*

Computer Science = A*

Computer Science = A* Mathematics (Pure & Applied) = A* Physics = A

Computer Science = A* Mathematics = A* Further Mathematics = A

Computer Science = A* Mathematics = A* Further Mathematics = A* Physics =

A*

Computer Science = A* Physics (Salters Horners) = A* Further Mathematics =

A

Computer Science = A* Physics = A* Further Mathematics = A*

Computer Science = A* Physics = A* Further Mathematics = A* Mathematics =

A*

Computer Science = A* Physics = A* Further Mathematics = A* Mathematics =

A*

Computer Science = A* Physics = A* Mathematics = A* Further Mathematics =

A

Computer Science = A* Physics = A* Mathematics = A* Further Mathematics =

A*

Computer Science = A* Physics = A* Mathematics B (MEI) = A* Further

Mathematics B (MEI) = A

Further Mathematics = A

Further Mathematics = A Computer Science = A* Mathematics = A* Physics A =

A*

Further Mathematics = A* Chemistry A = A* Physics = A*

Further Mathematics = A* Computer Science = A* Physics A = A

Further Mathematics = A* Economics = A* Physics = A*

Further Mathematics = A* Mathematics = A* Philosophy = A* Computer Science

= A*

Further Mathematics = A* Physics = A* Economics = A*

Further Mathematics = A* Physics = A* Mathematics = A* Computer Science =

A*

Mathematics = A Further Mathematics = A Physics = A Chemistry = A

Mathematics = A* Chemistry = A Computer Science = A Physics = A

Mathematics = A* Chemistry B (Salters) = A* Further Mathematics = A*

Physics = A*

Mathematics = A* Computer Science = A* Economics = A*

Mathematics = A* Further Mathematics = A Physics B (Advancing Physics) =

A* Government & Politics = A*

Mathematics = A* Further Mathematics = A* Chemistry = A* Biology = A*

Mathematics = A* Further Mathematics = A* Computer Science = A

Mathematics = A* Further Mathematics = A* Computer Science = A* Physics =

A*

Mathematics = A* Further Mathematics = A* Physics = A*

Mathematics = A* Further Mathematics = A* Physics = A*

Mathematics = A* Further Mathematics = A* Physics = A*

Mathematics = A* Further Mathematics = A* Physics = A*

Mathematics = A* Further Mathematics = A* Physics = A* Computer Science =

A*

Mathematics = A* Further Mathematics = A* Physics = A* Economics = A*

Computer Science = A*

Mathematics = A* Mathematics (Further) = A* Physics = A Computer Science =

A*

Mathematics = A* Physics = A* Computer Science = A* Further Mathematics =

A*

Mathematics = A* Physics A = A* Computer Science = A*

Mathematics A = A* Further Mathematics = A Computer Science = A*

Physics = A* Computer Science = A* Further Mathematics = A* Mathematics

(Pure & Applied) = A*

Physics = A* Mathematics = A* Computer Science = A* Law = A

Physics B (Advancing Physics) = A Chemistry = A*

3. 34 applicants were invited for interview (most attended all four) and

the unrelated scores (ranging from 3 – 9) in ascending order are as

follows:

3. All interview scores in ascending order

Int. 1 Int. 2 Int. 3 Int. 4

3 4 3 4

3 4.5 4 4

4 5 4 4

4 5 4 4

4 5 4 4.5

4 5 4 4.5

4.5 5 4.5 4.5

4.5 5 4.5 4.5

4.5 5.5 5 5

5 5.5 5 5

5 5.5 5 5

5 5.5 5 5

5.5 5.5 5 5

5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5

5.5 5.5 5.5 6

6 6 5.5 6

6 6 5.5 6

6 6 5.5 6

6 6 6 6

6 6 6 6

6.5 6.5 6 6.5

6.5 7 6 6.5

6.5 7 6 6.5

6.5 7.5 6.5 8

7 7.5 6.5 8

7 8 7 8

7 8 7 8

7 8.5 7 8

7 8.5 8 8.5

7.5 8.5 8 9

7.5 9 - -

8 - - -

8 - - -

8.5 - - -

4. There were 55 CTMUA scores and the unrelated results (ranging from 1.1

– 9.0) in ascending order are as follows:

CTMUA 1 CTMUA 2 CTMUA OVERALL

1.1 1.8 2.6

2 2.5 3

2.8 3.1 3

2.8 3.1 3

2.8 3.7 3.3

2.8 3.7 3.3

3.5 3.7 3.3

3.5 3.7 3.6

3.5 3.7 3.9

3.5 3.7 3.9

3.5 4.3 3.9

4.2 4.3 4.2

4.2 4.3 4.2

4.2 4.3 4.2

4.2 4.3 4.2

4.2 4.3 4.5

4.2 4.3 4.5

4.2 4.3 4.5

4.2 4.8 4.5

4.2 4.8 4.5

4.2 4.8 4.8

4.2 4.8 4.8

4.2 4.8 5.1

4.8 5.4 5.1

4.8 5.4 5.1

4.8 5.4 5.4

4.8 5.4 5.4

4.8 5.4 5.4

4.8 5.9 5.4

5.3 5.9 5.4

5.3 5.9 5.4

5.3 5.9 5.4

5.3 5.9 5.4

5.9 5.9 5.4

5.9 6.5 5.9

5.9 6.5 5.9

5.9 6.5 5.9

5.9 6.5 6.2

6.5 6.5 6.2

6.5 6.5 6.5

6.5 6.5 6.5

6.7 6.5 6.6

6.7 6.8 6.7

6.7 6.8 6.7

6.7 6.8 7

6.9 7 7

6.9 7 7.1

7.2 7 7.1

7.2 7 7.1

7.4 7.3 7.2

7.7 7.3 7.2

7.7 7.3 7.5

8 8.1 7.9

9 9 8.1

9 9 9

5. The number of contextual flags met were for 24 applicants:

5. Contextual flags

1 x 5

1 x 4

1 x 3

7 x 2

14 x 1

6. Downing made offers to two candidates.

7-8. 15 candidates were pooled and we are aware that two of these

candidates were subsequently made offers. Please note, we no longer have

access to some CamSIS data about applicants who were pooled and offered a

place by another Cambridge College. This includes their CTMUA scores.

Further information about making a request to the College, including your

legal rights if you are not satisfied with our response may be found at

[1]http://www.dow.cam.ac.uk/about/documents...

Best wishes,

Paul Boult

Records & Information Manager

Downing College, Cambridge

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